Hetauda, Aug. 9 -- The Province 3 government has announced a plan for conserving the historic Hattisar, elephant stables, in Bhimphedi, Makwanpur.

The Provincial Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Forest has allocated Rs 9 million to conserve and restore the stables and to develop the Bhimphedi Hattisar Museum as a major tourist attraction.

Bhimphedi Rural Municipality has also earmarked Rs 1 million for the project.

The elephant stables are spread around 31 ropanis of land. The rural municipality office plans to build a fence around the facility, build cobblestone pavement and erect two elephant statues to give the place an uplift.

Hidam Lama, chairman of Bhimphedi Rural Municipality, said two elephant statues-one ridden by Queen Eliz...